I'll be NOLA with some family for New Year's and would love to hear suggestions from locals as to how to spend the evening. Somewhere to have dinner and perhaps a few bars or clubs to visit afterward.
We are a late 30's, but young-for-our age crowd. so we're looking for fun, energetic places (but someplace with great food for dinner). Places with music would be especially nice. Casual is preferable to fancy. We're not interested in a tourist scene, so the more local the better.
Thanks so much in advance.